BAGUIO CITY — A village official of Malibcong, Abra appealed for a stop to the military operations in his community so they could go back to their normal lives.
BAGUIO CITY — The Agustin Begnalen Command of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Abra condemned the ongoing military operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Malibcong, Abra province pointing out that the military are making the civilian population suffer.
BAGUIO CITY — Anakbayan Cordillera urged the government forces to suspend their “intensified pursuit operations” against the New People’s Army (NPA) in Malibcong, Abra to give way for the resumption of classes and the immediate delivery of goods and services to affected residents.
Today, March 16, 2017, 4 fighter jets of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) indiscriminately bombed Malibcong, Abra as part of the military combat operations of the 24th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army under the 7th Infantry Division otherwise known as the notorious “Palparan Division”. The bombs razed the forested part of Barangay Lat-ey in Bangilo and affected the uma or swidden farms, grazelands and rice fields of the Tingguians belonging to the Mabaka, Banao and Gubang tribes. Since this morning, around 14 huge explosions were reported by residents in the area.
BAGUIO CITY — On March 8, as the world celebrates International Working Women’s Day, Sarah Abellon-Alikes had to be in court to register her innocence for the trumped up charges a large-scale mining firm filed against her.
MADDELA, QUIRINO — “Binalot ng takot ang mga mamamayan ng Quirino dahil sa pagdating ng 86th Infantry Battalion ng Philippine Army (IBPA).” (Terror engulfed the people of Quirino when 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army arrived.)
STO. NIÑO, Cagayan — The human rights group Karapatan – Cagayan Valley extended medical assistance to 150 indigents during the peace and medical mission conducted at Barangay Balanni of this town on February 25, 2017.
Sarah is a pioneer of the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) and has dedicated most of her life to organizing indigenous communities for the protection of our ancestral lands and the environment against destructive projects, such as large mines and dams. She has also been delivering development services to marginalized communities not only in the Cordillera but the whole of Northern Luzon as a member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Development Center – Katinnulong dagiti Umili ti Amianan (RDC-Kaduami).
QUIRINO — A peasant group in this province urged President Rodrigo Duterte to resume the peace talks with communist rebels as it condemned the recent military operations that forced peasant folk to leave their home and seek refuge at the town in Maddela town, Quirino province.
VIGAN CITY — The announcement of the 7th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army of launching a “focused military operation” in North and Central Luzon in line with the government’s all out war declaration against the revolutionary movement will result to more human rights violations, according to the Ilocos Human Rights Alliance (IHRA).
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The Philex Mining Company filed a complaint against an activist and official of a disaster-relief and livelihood support organization after she was arrested without warrant by officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and detained without charges by officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP).